Past events

On May 14 the Swedish Chamber of Commerce was very proud to host a Chamber Luncheon with keynote speaker Mr. Jesper Brodin, CEO & President of IKEA Group, in the presence of H.E. Ambassador of Sweden Mr. Per Holmström. We would like to thank Mr. Brodin for his inspiring speech about IKEA and its vision for the future as well as thank Courtyard by Marriot for excellent hosting. Thank you to all guests for participating and making this Luncheon to a successful networking event!


Guest Speaker and Honorary Guest:

Mr. Jesper Brodin, President and CEO IKEA Group



12.00 Registration and drinks

12.30  Lunch

Keynote speech by Mr. Jesper Brodin, President and CEO IKEA Group

14.30  End of Program


This event was generously sponsored by:



Event photos by: Carolina Nordholm, Nordholm Design & Communication

View event

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Mentorship program 2017/2018!

On April 24 was the very successful Final Dinner of the Mentorship Program 2017/2018 at Cafe Selma’s. During this final dinner and evaluation, the mentors and mentees reflected on what they have learned, what changes have taken place and the lessons they learned for the future. We would like to thank our wonderful mentors and mentees for commitment and engagement during this program.


A new Mentorship Program will start in September/October 2018. For more information you are welcome to contact


View event

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce exclusive Business Woman Program 2018 presents four seminars for the empowering and support of woman business leaders. The seminars are designed to increase and sharpen your leadership skills and to help yourself to a higher level of efficiency, awareness, and success. Moderator is Malin Hedlund, MH Leadership. We welcome the women from the Swedish Chamber, Young Professionals of the Swedish Chamber with a focus to expand leadership communication and strengthen the skills to communicate with others.

Time: 18.30 – 21.00

How to read people and gain their trust

How do you become a great leader for yourself and others? What makes others feel confident in you? In this session, we take a closer look at how to use self-insight to create better cooperation with others, and you will learn to read others in your everyday interactions. We address the value of focused communication for creating clarity.


Swedish Fika will be served at all Seminars!


Photos by Nordholm Design and Communication


View event

Thank you to everyone who participated at the very successful Annual General Meeting and Chamber Luncheon on Thursday April 12! We would also like to give special thanks to our keynote speaker Mr. Thierry Vanlancker, CEO Akzo Nobel, and Hotel De L’Europe for excellent hosting.



10.45  Coffee and Registration

11.00  Annual General Meeting

12.00  Registration Lunch and Drinks 

12.30 Annual Chamber Luncheon

           Keynote Speaker Mr. Thierry Vanlancker, CEO Akzo Nobel

14.30 End of Luncheon


De L’Europe | Nieuwe Doelenstraat 2-14 | 1012 CP Amsterdam | The Netherlands



Event photos by: Carolina Nordholm, Nordholm Design & Communication

View event

Welcome to join The Swedish Chamber of Commerce for Women’s Day Lunch together with The French Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands on March 8, 2018!

Keynote Speaker: Rina Joosten-Rabou

Rina Joosten-Rabou is an entrepreneur, board member and publicist.Prior to co-founding Seedlink, she founded HR consultancy International Top Talent in both China and Europe.
It is an honour to welcome Rina Joosten-Rabou as our guest speaker. We are delighted that she has accepted to share her enriching experiences with us during this 11th edition of the Women’s Day Lunch. We are looking forward to welcoming you on the 8th of March.


Men are more than welcome to join us for this event!


Thursday, March 8th, 2018

12h00 – 14h00


View event

On February 15 the Swedish Chamber and Young Professionals organized a successful Entrepreneurs Café about GDPR! Thank you all for interesting discussions and a big thanks to our keynote speaker Maeson Ethard, Co-founder and Managing Director of Base Cyber Security and to Laura Huijts, Privacy Consultant bij KPMG Nederland. Welcome to read more about the event below.

The Swedish Chamber’s Entrepreneurs Café

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce and the Young Professionals organize four Entrepreneurs Cafés each year. Each Entrepreneurs Café includes a Keynote Speaker and group discussions in order to learn as much as possible and to share experiences and expertise. You will go home inspired but also with a toolbox for how to further explore the topic of the Entrepreneurs Café in which you have participated.



The Swedish Chamber and Young Professionals Entrepreneurs Café

GDPR: What? Why? and How?

Join us for our first Entrepreneurs Café of 2018 to learn more about the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which is entering into force on May 25, 2018. Which are the key areas of change introduced by the GDPR and what are the critical areas organisations need to be aware of when preparing for compliance?

The new law marks a wide-reaching and significant shift in the way that organisations must protect personal data. For companies in the beginning of their process, you will get a concrete presentation about how GDPR will affect your company, the implementation of the law and how the company IT structure and processes will be affected by our keynote speaker Maeson Ethard, Base Cyber Security.





View event

Welcome to the third session of the Mentorship program 2017/2018!

During this workshop we will focus on the International Business Culture we are active in and how we can develop our networking skills.


Time: 18.30 – 21.00


February 6 was the very successful Mentorship Program Meet Up III with the topic ‘International Business Culture and Networking Skills’. Thank you all for interesting discussions and thank you Wilma and Mercuri Urval!

We are welcoming you to the fourth and last session of the Mentorship program 2017/2018 April 24.  We will reflect on what we have learned, what changes have taken place and the lessons we learned for the future. Also, we will have a Q&A with the group on how to apply for new jobs, how to grow, and, do’s and don’ts in your professional life  Hope to see you there!



View event

On Thursday 25 January 2018, KPMG Meijburg will host a tax seminar for members of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Danish Dutch Business Club. We will explain and discuss the Tax Plan 2018 and the consequences for the business climate in the Netherlands as a result of the of the government agreement. We will also briefly discuss the current public discussion and the (mis)understanding of the Dutch ruling practice. After the meeting there will be opportunity to network while drinks and snacks will be served. Welcome!


“Update from a tax paradise”
Speakers: drs. H.L.P.E. (Harrie) van Duin and mr. S. (Sandra) Kortekaas


Date: 25 January

Time: 16.00 – 18.30

Venue: KPMG Meijburg & Co., Weena 654, 3012 CN  Rotterdam



View event